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Details On SqlBackup Encryption

gotdabluesgotdablues Posts: 13
edited June 7, 2006 10:48AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
I am looking for more detail on the encrypt scheme that is used SQL Backup. From what I can gather, you encrypt your database based upon a password you assign to the backup. In the doc's it says you are using 128-bit and 256-bit AES as your encryption standard. Is there any key management that has to occur?

Any info would be appreciated.

Steve

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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    No key management, since it's essentially a symmetric encryption scheme. The password itself is not stored on the backup file, so if it's lost, the file is unrecoverable (unless using brute force to guess the password, and a lot of patience). No built-in backdoors either.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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